18 Jan / 2014

Parking and school traffic around Grey Street

The ACT Territory and Municipal Services department (TAMS) has responded to consistent concerns about traffic congestion and unsafe parking practices in residential streets close to Canberra Girls Grammar junior school and Early Learning Centre on Grey Street.

Many accidents have occurred during the morning and afternoon drop-off and pickup times, when large numbers of parent vehicles compete for parking and road space with numerous school buses.

TAMS wrote on 13 January to residents of Fergusson Crescent, Robe Street and Northcote Crescent proposing to restrict parking on one side of each of these streets during the morning and afternoon school peak periods, as well as to install a new pedestrian crossing at the corner of Grey St and Fergusson Crescent.

These restrictions may result in additional parking pressures on other nearby streets, or on verges and driveways in the affected streets.

Comments are invited by Friday 31 January.  See this link for the letter including a map of proposed new parking restrictions, and contacts for comment.

New Parking restrictions for Fergusson Cr, Robe St, Northcotte Cr.